Lead Teacher

Website Summit Early Learning Center

Providing Christ-centered education and care for children ages 13 months to pre-k.

Summit Early Learning Center (SELC) is a full-time early childhood education care center located in the heart of downtown Broken Arrow, OK. Founded in 1977, we offer Christ-centered education and care for children ages newborns to pre-k. Our purpose is to partner with parents to help children know God and maximize their potential.

SELC is a non-profit ministry of The Assembly of God Church in Broken Arrow, OK.   As such, our employees are expected to live up to high ethical standards, defined by Biblical values, and serve as role models for the students within our care.   All employees must adhere to the Employee Standard of Conduct for The Assembly of Broken Arrow.

As a condition of employment all positions require the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Position Summary: Lead and supervise children providing direction, guidance, and assistance to students, assist in effectively handling student discipline situations.  Ensures student safety and security, communicating with staff and children, preparing snacks, cleaning the childcare environment areas, and assisting the Director in preparing for and implementing a variety of educational, enrichment and recreational activities.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Must complete twenty hours of professional development per employment year including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, first aid, and food handlers’ card, and be an OK Registry member.
  2. Adhere to all policies in The Assembly’s employee handbook.
  3. Arrive promptly to work.
  4. Follow guidelines established by Department of Human Services (DHS).
  5. Observe and report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to the Director.
  6. Develop and implement weekly lesson plans using the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines with age-appropriate activities for the children in creative skills, language arts, math, health, safety and physical development, science, social and personal skills, and social studies. Children’s needs and interests are used to inform weekly lesson planning.
  7. Develop and implement daily Bible lessons, as well as weekly chapels.
  8. Collaborate with other teachers to plan activities and family events.
  9. Rotate, add, and arrange classroom equipment to support children’s learning activities reflected on lesson plans and to engage children’s imaginations and interests.
  10. Observe and document each child’s progress, accomplishments, and challenges, and provide a written report to the Director and parents a minimum of twice a year.
  11. Schedule and hold individual family conferences at least twice a year and maintain an open line of communication with parents and families.
  12. Provide families regular updates on Seesaw, as well as verbal communication.
  13. Demonstrate unity and be a positive role model for families, co-workers, and children.
  14. Follow the chain of command with any issues or concerns.
  15. Attend monthly personnel meeting and functions sponsored by center.
  16. Work with Assistant Teacher to ensure smooth transition from nap to afternoon routine.
  17. Alert Director when equipment or center needs repairs.
  18. Always ensure cleanliness and safety of environment.
  19. Make hand washing for all a routine practice, oversee hand washing during toileting.
  20. Change wet clothing as needed, following sanitary procedures.
  21. Serve and clean up lunch.

Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be at least eighteen years of age.
  • Requires one year of full-time experience in an early childhood environment.
  • Have a minimum of a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or its equivalent.
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality of information.
  • Knowledge and implementation of communication techniques with children 6 weeks to five years old.
  • Ability to engage child(ren) in a manner which encourages the development of new concepts and skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with children, supervisors, volunteers, and coworkers.
  • Ability to work with children and families in an empathetic and understanding manner.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS will include but not be limited to:  walking, standing, sitting, bending, lifting or moving children up to 40 pounds, sitting, manual operation of job-related machines, climb stairs, use of hands to finger to handle or feed children.  Must have the visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential job functions.  Weather permitting will work outdoors.  Exposure to cleaning/disinfectant fluids.

Comprehensive Benefit package includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Employer-provided Term Life Insurance
  • Optional Term Life Insurance for Spouse and Children
  • Employer-provided Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Holidays
  • Maternity and Parental Paid Leave

The Assembly employs, advances, admits, and treats in its employment and educational programs all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, status as a veteran or genetic information. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit assembly.formstack.com.